Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Review: This Is The One (P. Hux)

#1,445: Mention the name Parthenon Huxley or P. Hux to folks in the ELO (and related artists) community and not a few will identify him as the lead guitarist and vocalist with The Orchestra Starring Former Members. Yet Hux has many strings to his bow, if you'll excuse the pun, with a wealth of quality albums of his own behind him including the acclaimed "Homemade Spaceship" and "Kiss The Monster", not forgetting he contributed the excellent ELOesque anthem "Jewel & Johnny" to The Orchestra's only studio outing to date, 2001's "No Rewind".

Cue "This Is The One" (nine 18 Recordings), the new album from P. Hux released last month, a thoroughly enjoyable eleven (11) song outing demonstrating not only some top class songwriting but also "recorded in living stereo" with a tight band giving it a organic, atmospheric feel. Whilst there are deft violins and cellos in here that fans of the ELO sound will surely appreciate, this is most certainly a record that comes under the Power Pop banner with nods to The Cars ("Just Sayin'"), America ("Off We Go")The Beatles ("Inside Your Shoes") and Tom Petty ("Song For James" ) amongst not a few others.

There's a guest appearance here too from fellow Orchestrator Gordon Townsend for good measure with core band members Ricky Wise (Drums/vox), David Phenicie (Bass/vox) and Dan Clarke (Keys) ensuring that this impressive long player hits the right notes and strikes a chord with the listener. KJS fave: "Off We Go" ★★

"This Is The One" trax: "This Is The One" ~ "Song For James" ~ "September Clouds" ~ "Just Sayin'" ~ "Running Home To You" ~ "Off We Go" ~ "Inside Your Shoes" ~ "That's When I Know" ~ "Real Tough Day" ~ "Honey Sweet Baby" ~ "Sleeping With A Friend"

"This Is The One" by P. Hux can presently be ordered via this link thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "This Is The One" by P. Hux to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 11-Sep-2018

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